Asswhoopermcdaddy
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December 29th, 2014 at 2:51:18 PM permalink
When I saw that wahlberg was going to be cast in this I dropped it from my must see list.
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December 29th, 2014 at 3:04:12 PM permalink
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When I saw that wahlberg was going to be cast in this I dropped it from my must see list.



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Asswhoopermcdaddy
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December 29th, 2014 at 3:07:13 PM permalink
He beat up an Asian guy when he was young. He repented but I don't like him as an actor. He plays weird roles between light hearted and dead serious. Most actors are cast in playing a certain type. Hoffman or Nolte could have made this movie good. Instead we got the guy from Ted, The Big Hit, etc.
Asswhoopermcdaddy
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December 29th, 2014 at 3:09:55 PM permalink
Give me an actor that can play a dark self destructive role.
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December 29th, 2014 at 3:21:27 PM permalink
Is this a take on the Dostoevsky book?
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Asswhoopermcdaddy
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December 29th, 2014 at 3:40:37 PM permalink
That would be giving this film too much credit.
Ayecarumba
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December 30th, 2014 at 10:26:03 AM permalink
Quote: 24Bingo

Is this a take on the Dostoevsky book?



Yes. I believe it is. As in the book, roulette plays a major role. However, I don't know if there is much beyond that. The main character is a college professor, not a soldier.
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December 30th, 2014 at 11:38:27 AM permalink
Quote: Ayecarumba

Yes. I believe it is. As in the book, roulette plays a major role. However, I don't know if there is much beyond that. The main character is a college professor, not a soldier.



It is supposed to be.

there is a thread for the '74 movie, which certainly is, and this is supposed to be remake of that.

http://wizardofvegas.com/forum/off-topic/off-topic/17412-the-gambler-1974-film/#post339009
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December 30th, 2014 at 2:20:05 PM permalink
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He beat up an Asian guy when he was young. He repented but I don't like him as an actor. .



A little more serious then that.
Took out the guys eye.
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December 30th, 2014 at 2:24:24 PM permalink
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A little more serious then that.
Took out the guys eye.



It's also the things he said. You can read the police reports online. I'm all for second chances but it shouldn't be because someone has money.
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